Ji Hyun Woo Takes Home the 2021 KBS Drama Award Daesang for Young Lady and Gentleman as Ceremony Shines with Many Stars in Attendance Winning Awards

The 2021 KBS Drama Awards was the surprising highlight for me of the three network ceremonies, there was so many of my faves in attendance and everyone looked great! Even the black dresses were uniquely cut so it wasn’t so boring, but most of the ladies took bigger fashion chances than the Korean actress contingent usually do. It was a surprise win of Ji Hyun Woo for the Daesang as he was the male lead of hit weekend drama Young Lady and Gentleman. KBS had more dramas than MBC but not as many hits as SBS but the presence of most of the stars who did a KBS drama showed up so it really made the ceremony sparkle. The top award winners are: Top Excellence went to Kim So Hyun for River Where the Moon Rises and Park Eun Bin in The King’s Affection on the actress side, while Lee Do Hyun in Youth of May and Cha Tae Hyun for Police University won for the actors. Next level Excellence Award was given to Jung Yong Hwa in Sell Your Haunted House and Kim Min Jae for Dali and the Cocky Prince and over to the actresses it was Go Min Si for Youth of May and Kwon Nara in Royal Secret Agent. There were 7 couples that won Best Couple and the screenwriter of Young Lady and Gentleman took home Best Writer.

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Lee Chung Ah, Park Kyu Young, Jeon Hyeoseong, and Kang Min Hyuk Sign on for 2022 Netflix Drama Celebrity

I’ve seen folks asking about the 2022 Netflix produced K-dramas and there hasn’t been that many announced yet. So here’s one more to start expanding that short list – Netflix is producing the 12-episode K-drama Celebrity which is called a … Continue reading

The Cast of KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Exhibit the Same Joyful Energy in BTS Stills as in the Story as the Drama Heads into Finale Week

Wed-Thurs has been my happy days of the week for the past two months thanks to KBS rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang). There are already so few K-drama rom-coms these years past and even fewer … Continue reading

Episodes 13-14 Tease OTP Conflict But Ends with Smexy Boating as Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains Perfect Rom-com Momentum Heading into Finale Week

In nearly two decades of K-drama watching, the rom-com genre has the most unique Korean flavor (other genres can be similar to non-Korean shows) but is also the one most frequently and easily messed up. It’s the souffle of K-dramas … Continue reading

The OTP Relationship Deepens Meaningfully as the Big Bad Plot Coalesces to Break them Apart in Episodes 11-12 of Dali and the Cocky Prince

This week’s episodes 11-12 of Dali and the Cocky Prince is eating a meal with half good dishes and half awful dishes but together its thematically coherent. We need the bad in order to appreciate the good, though this drama … Continue reading

Dali and the Cocky Prince Episodes 9-10 Bring the Requite Confession, Kiss, and Also Plenty of Cute OTP Moments

KBS rom-com drama Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has turned into the opposite of SBS drama Lovers of the Red Sky, and I’m not talking about the genres. It feels comparable solely because I am watching … Continue reading

Dali and the Cocky Prince Bursts into Perfect Rom-com Progression and Tension in Episodes 7-8 as the Love Triangle Clicks into Place

I’ll preface this post by saying it’s going to be long (I have a lot to say) and that I LOVE THIS DRAMA!!! thank you very much. KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) rounded … Continue reading

Episodes 3-4 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Rise in Ratings to 5% Range as the Drama Continues to Balance Lovely Rom-com Development with Great Chemistry and Acting

The second week of KBS Wed-Thurs rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dal Ri and Gamjatang) has the drama building on an unexpectedly solid premiere character and relationship setting to take it one step further. Leads Kim Min Jae and … Continue reading

Episode 2 of Dali and the Cocky Prince Maintains the Comedy and Warm Sweet Budding Romance as the Action Moves Back to Korea

I know the Big Three networks still “try” and produce rom-coms but it’s been a steady stream of lackluster attempts that never capture the early aughts charm of the Hallyu rom-com of that era. I can’t say the just premiered … Continue reading

KBS Wed-Thurs Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Delivers Surprisingly Sincere and Funny Premiere Episode with Ratings of 4.4%

This Wed-Thurs saw the return of the KBS time slot after the network took a summer hiatus post Sell Your Haunted House. This fall the time slot will be filled with the shenanigans of Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dalri … Continue reading

KBS Rom-com Dali and the Cocky Prince Continue to Deliver Colorful and Creative Posters and Teasers

I wonder if KBS tried to start off so badly that anything after is nothing up better? How else to explain the godawful first poster of Dali and the Cocky Prince (Dalri and Gamjatang) followed by seriously creative and excellent … Continue reading

KBS Drama Dali and the Cocky Prince Goes From Awkward First Poster to Artistic and Creative Character Posters Paying Homage to Famous Paintings

Okay, not THIS is what I call great drama posters, and what a whiplash spectrum slide from godawful first poster with the weird washed out palette to these excellent memorable gems. The character posters are out for KBS rom-com Dali … Continue reading